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of heated debate but the fast track to health care reform in america has been a major road block. that's our starting point, good morning, on a friday, i'm hill -- bill hemmer, welcome to "america's newsroom". martha: i'm martha maccallum. call it the brown effect, with 41 votes thanks to scott brown from massachusetts, democratic leaders have now conceded, they stay you know what, we do not have the votes to push through health care bills on the table. some democrats say the house should just pass the senate version and send that to the president to sign. here's a speaker of the house with a very different tune, nancy pelosi yesterday. >> we are meeting with our members on every -- in the caucus and different groups of the caucus. we hear how they perceive the best way to go forward, how they prefer to go forward and we will go forward. in its present form without any change, i don't think it's possible to pass the senate bill in the house. i don't see the votes for it at this time. bill: is it dead? bill salmon, fox news, vice president of news and washington morninging editor, good mornin
bill: this is a fox news alert, we have new videotape coming into "america's newsroom" of a passenger jet that crashed early this morning, rescue crews, desperately trying to find any survivors after an ethiopian airlines plane caught fire and crash going the mediterranean sea, 90 people on board at that time good morning, everyone, i'm gregg jarrett in for bill hemmer here in "america's newsroom". martha: i'm march contramaccallum, the crash on this -- the investigation on this crash is on this hour. no survivors have been found as of yet. gregg: the plane was headed to ethena's capitol and family awaits word on relatives and what caused that plane to crash. greg, are there any signs of survivors? >> >> reporter: nothing yet, gregg and martha, but you noted a frantic search for survivors, the fear is all on board that airplane died off the crash of beirut, near lebanon. i'm told the u.s.s. ramage, an american destroyer that happened to the in port in beirut is involved in the search, as well as a t-13 maritime search and rescue aircraft, also of american denomination.
. that means full body patdowns and searches of carry-on luggage before boarding airlines for america, countries that are considered state sponsors of terrorism, as well as countries of interest. that's what we're talking about here, the the tsa announcing in a written statement, quote, the directive also increasings the use of enhanced screening technologies and random screening for passengers on u.s.-bound international flights. now, in countries where there is more advanced screening of equipment, passengers and passports from nations that are those state sponsors of terrorism or those countries of interest will go through the full body scanners that we have been hearing about, places like the u.k. and amsterdam. >> laura, what has been the reaction from security? experts, as well as civil rights groups, and i ask that because i do understand the american discrimination committee is already speaking out about this. >> that's right. and we're going to be hearing a lot more from them today as you can imagine, and as well as other civil rights groups. they are calling these measures e
. >>> another fox news alert, hope to go hear from america's newest senator this morning. here he is, senator-elect republican scott brown, at a victory party last night, the republican candidate for ted kennedy's senate seat, pulling off the improbable, beating democrat martha coakley in last night's election. here is some of what he said last night at his rally. >> hope they're paying close attention because tonight the independent voice of massachusetts has spoken! >> and if anyone, it anyone, does that in this next election season that's about to begin, let mem take a look at what happened in massachusetts. because what happened here, what happened here in massachusetts, can happen all over america. we are all witnesses, you and i, to the truth and ideals, hard work, strength of heart can overcome the political machine. and it all started with me, my truck, and a very few amount of dedicated volunteers. however, it ended with an air force one making an emergency run to logan. and i didn't mind when the president came here and criticized me and talked about, you know, some of the things th
two hours of "america's newsroom", we will tell you what we found and learned overnight last night and are trying to figure out today. also with me, my colleagues, martha maccallum and gregg jarrett back in new york city, and to the two of you, good morning. martha: good morning to you bill and good morning everybody, i'm martha maccallum in for megyn kelly. jieg jieg -- gregg: i'm gregg jarrett. we are looking at ramped up security at airports because of new terror threats and a breakthrough deal in the health care negotiations but it comes at a cost, about a $60 billion price tag. and the pentagon is today releasing its report on the fort hood terror attack. martha: there is so much going on on this friday morning. we're going to have those stories coming up for you. but first, we want to take you straight back to haiti for an update on what bill hemmer is finding on the ground in port-au-prince. good morning, bill. >> reporter: good morning from haiti. i tell you, martha and gregg, what a night it was last night to see the countless number of people who are literally sleeping ou
jarrett in "america's newsroom", in for bill hemmer. martha: i'm martha mccollum in for megyn kelly. martha coakley, casting her ballot and brown is expected to do in the next half hour or so. he surged in the polls over the last week. gregg: shannon bream is in washington, d.c. and shannon, this was supposed to be sort of a gimme for coakley, if i can put it that way. why has this become the political story? >> reporter: you might have it, gregg, from the moment that democrat martha coakley, the democratic in this race, won the primary, that she was christened to take the portion of what ted kennedy's seat so there's a lot of criticism maybe it was too much of a given or assumed to be a given and she didn't run the right kind of campaign. others say this is about bigger issues, national issues, like health care, that's gotten into the race and that's going to boost the republican scott brown. despite what the theories may, even this morning, coakley supporter, massachusets governor tim murray admits this is a tough race. this is what he had to say. >> there's no question about it,
and report it later here on "america's newsroom". jamie: as you probably know the so-called under aware bomber came to the u.s. from yemen, but the reaction in airports seems mixed. some countries like england are stepping up security with plans to install full-body scanners but others, they're resisting the call for greater scrutiny of passengers on u.s.-bound flights. live in the london newsroom with more, brit, good to see you, how are the airports over there responding and what influence would the u.s. have since these flights are u.s.-bound? >> jamie, the good news first, and we're seeing a pretty fast response from at least some countries on this side of the pond concerning the new security measures that are being asked of them. let's start with amsterdam, that's holland, that is the airport through which abdulmutallab transited when he was heading to detroit. he in fact did not go through a full body scanner there, although there were 15 in place. i talked to officials there, they tell me they were being used on a trial or voluntary basis and also on european flights but within t
morning, i'm bill hemmer, live in america news -- "america's newsroom". martha: i'm martha maccallum. after six months of talking health care, cap and trade, and what congress calls the success of the stimulus program, for the president, jobs clearly now is the priority. listen to this: >> it is time to finally slash the tax breaks for companies that ship our jobs overseas and give those tax breaks to companies that bring jobs in the united states of america. the house has passed a jobs bill that includes some of these steps. [applause] as the first order of business this year, i urge the senate to do the same and i know they will. people are out of work. they're hurting. they need our help. i want a jobs bill on my desk, without delay. bill: then how do republicans feel about this? senator john buress is out of wyoming, good morning to you. >> good to you with you. bill: do you like a jobs bill? >> i like a jobs bill but not a bill that passed the house with $150 billion, which is a sign of stimulus, it's another stimulus package, and the number one piece of this bill is unemploymen
. they found 12 firearms found at checkpoints across america's airports, 24 incidents involving a checkpoint closure, a terminal evacuation or a sterile area breach. that might have been related to what happened in newark, new jersey on sunday might, when hours -- well i guess the delays went on for hours at newark sunday night after somebody went down the wrong day -- way, and that person was checked out, and they screened all the passengers, which delayed the flights for hours sunday night, and four artfully conceived prohibited items found at checkpoints. that's what the tsa is logging over a seven-day period. wanted to pass that along to you, from the website, tsa.com. patti ann: high society heiress and among other things, casey johnson is dead, her body was found at her los angeles home yesterday but the celebrity website tmz reports that johnson may have been dead for several days. the 30-year-old was the daughter of new york jets owner woody johnson and the great granddaughter of the founder of johnson & johnson. bob decastro of fox affiliate kt tv joins nous front of the home of cas
morning everybody it's january 1s and i'm rick folbaum and here are in "america's newsroom". >> happy new year. >> i'm shannon bream in for megyn kelly. new reports umar farouk abdulmutallab made alarming phone call to his father saying it would be his last contact with his family. it was reportedly that call that prompted his father to warn the u.s. embassy in nigeria of his son's radical behavior weeks before the botched attack. live in washington. what do we know about that last phone conversation? >> well excuse me shannon that report suggests that that final phone call is really what triggered the father into action. abc news reporting that the suspect in that call warned his father it would be his last contact with the family and that the people he was with in yemen were about to destroy his sim card. the father reportedly contacted they skbrer yan -- nigerian officials who took him directly to the cia chief in nigeria's capital. state department confirms immediately passed on some information about sri lankan -- umar farouk abdulmutallab to other em be as and i intelligence officia
are trying to enter north america. the canadians stepped up that alert level a couple of days ago with police officers and security guards now patrolling major airports, this comes weeks after the attempted christmas day attempt to blow up a u.s. jetliner. later we'll talk to new york state's former homeland security adviser about the possible threat and concerns about the northern border. bill: fox's alert right now, getting word from the white house, we may see the president in about 15 minutes to talk about haiti, so we are watching that closely. and we're in with our -- in touch with our folks at the white house, too. when that happens you'll see it live. in the meantime on that top story, there was horror in that country of haiti, the most powerful quake in 200 years, striking yesterday, right about 5:00 east coast time, and images out of haiti showing the chaos and destruction in the streets, thousands are feared dead. relief efforts well underway and the red cross organizing aid, the u.s. coast guard mobilizing aircraft and the sea cutters near the carribean island, that massive quake
is without the help of the united states of america. >> without the help of the united states, and without the help of a lot of key donors here. you have a lot of countries deeply involved as well, canadians involved in a big way, brazilians, various european countries. it's not just us. bill: you've read the reports, there is criticism by aid agencies and some criticism by governments saying the aid is not getting out fast enough and we have documented that as well. there is criticism there's a bottleneck here. can you explain why? >> i think one thing, a couple of things people have to understand, this is a 1-run way airport, a relatively small facility here. normally, this airport receives well under 30 flights a day. it's currently operating 24 hours a day, and these plane s are here max two hours and they're gorn. this is not a place 12k50eu7bd -- designed to accept near this infrastructure. i think all things considered it's going as well as it can. i mean, it is difficult, i think we're coping with it as best we can. bill: what do you say to critic, be quiet for now? >> i think the
. bill: it's growing. good morning, i'm bill hemmer, welcome to nerk's -- to "america's newsroom". martha: i'm martha maccallum, the cbo report on budget estimates for the decade coming in and as washington continues to bleed red ink the report is expected to name the fiscal debate on capitol hill this coming year, and this will be a very big focus of that. rich edison is joining us from the fox business network. so, gee, you know, i mean, rich, you take a look at that number, how bad do we expect them to get from here? >> reporter: martha, they'll be ugly and analysts expect the federal government to continue running these deficits in the future. last year, the u.s. ran up about a trillion and a half dollars in debt, analysts expect the office to forecast about the same, trillion and a half budget decifit this year, the recession has cost millions of jobs, there are fewer people working and that means fewer paying taxes and less government revenue. on top of that, the government is spending much more money, some analysts say even after the recession, the feds will continue to hit trillio
facilities there are targeted. it's the presence for america and with al-qaeda very much present in the country, it's an area of great sensitivity. bill: it's a breaking news story in "america's newsroom". when you get more, come on back, we'll dial you up again. thanks. patti ann: good news on yemen but not in washington. president obama giving his national security team a tongue lashing over the christmas day bombing attempt on a passenger jet. the white house took the very unusual step yesterday of releasing comments the president made inside the situation room. the president telling his team, quote, this was a screw-up that could have been disastrous. we dodged a bullet but just barely. it was averted by brave individuals, not because the system worked, and that is not acceptable. while there will be a tendency for finger pointing i will not tolerate it. so where does the administration go from here? joining us now is bob newman, counterterrorism consultant and senior fellow in homeland security studies at the rocky mountain foundation. thank you for joining us. >> my pleasur
to face with a rad came cleric al-laki, a born america living in yemen, awlaki used to be a priest in virginia, connected to the hijackers in 9/11 and the guy who communicated with the fort hood shooter before that deadly attack on post in texas. we have a terrorist analyst live from london, very familiar with this terrorist join us for that, here. >>> in washington, we're awaiting a briefing from the president on the security mistake that led to the chris may say bomber attempt and get this, from the national security adviser that works out of the west wing, jim jones, this morning he says get ready, america, what they reveal in this report will, quote, shock you. what does that mean? good morning, everybody, i'm bill hemmer live from "america's newsroom". good morning. >> thank you very much, it is a busy morning, i'm jamie colby and we are tracking stories on the attempted bombing, including reports that one intel agency knew this terror suspect was on that plane. they were reportedly planning on talking to him when the plane touched down in detroit. bill: bill, a man who knows
thank you for joining us. more on haiti in america's news room. >> we have a fox news alert on the disast ner haiti, we are getting brand new images coming into fox that gives us a bird's eye view of this disaster. here are the satellite images of the before and after. this was the after, it was a 7.0 quake that struck, and you can see the incredible devastation. i mean, if you look at the righthand side, it looks like a building under construction, in fact it is the reverse, it is the destruction of all these buildings that we have seen. that is the national cathedral in port-au-prince. there was very sad news about many of the people involved in the catholic church, which is so instrumental to the work being done in hait eevment no word if anybody was inside the cathedral at that horrible moment. good morning, everybody, from here in new york, i'm martha maccallum in "america's newsroom". >> i'm gregg jarrett in for bill hemmer, who has just arrived a short time ago in port-au-prince. we should be hearing from bill any time now, and we're also expect to go hear from the pr
family the. >> there were a lot of deals? i'm bill hemmer, welcome to "america's newsroom". martha: i'm martha maccallum, i'm in for megyn kelly and this is the story we lead with, big labor and the president on opposite sides of this one, labor leaders say that president obama is breaking his campaign pledge not to raise taxes on the middle class. what's more, at least one of these unions is threatening to have members stay home during the next election unless they get what they want. bill: that will be something if they follow through, huh? stu varney leads the coverage in the fox business news network. good morning to you. size up the argument here. >> this is emerging as perhaps the most important item in reform, do you pay for reform by taxes private health plans. remember, there is no inflation protection built into this tax, so a lot of middle class people will be sucked into it and will have to pay it. clearly, the unions hate it, because many union members have negotiated generous cadillac health plans. listen to richard trunca yesterday from the afl-cio. >> it taxes the midd
should pursue in america, which has not always been the case on the left, but we're getting movement now from the white house on that, and we're watching. just crossing the wires right now. again, we'll see the president make his way to baltimore later today, and make sure you stay tuned to the fox news channel for that address, when he meets with house republican leaders. we'll cover that live today. martha: big big news this morning, a large number that came out for gdp that looks like the u.s. economy is seeing better days. you got to feel good about this green air oarks 5.7% in the gdp growth, this came in from the commerce department just a short time ago, and that's a faster than expected number that we're seeing here, economists were looking for a number not quite as strong as that, and it's also the quickest pace of growth in more than six years. but as is always the case with these kind of numbers you can look at both sides of this story. we want to get a little bit of a handle on this from stuart varney, who is joining us now. stu, you know, this is a good number. >> oh, martha
, bracing for a fourth day of heavy rain and in that part of america, it means flash flooding and possible mudslides are almost a reality. some folks refusing to heed the evacuation orders. that could mean trouble. we are live in l.a. county a bit later on the scene there, here in "america's newsroom". >> you're always going to have somebody who's going to try to stay to the bitter end and the 34esage -- message is please get out if asked to get out. >> we are prepared, we have food, water, and that'sofxm fine.:2 8#x i love kids! i'm responsible. oooph. momma's coming, baby! ah! ah! ahhhh! [baby dinosaurs laugh] sid: [laughs] ha ha, no, stop, stop. bill: this is what we're flerng philadelphia at the airport down there, there's apparently an airline that left la guardia bound for louisville, divert to philadelphia, is now in a remote part of that airport where it's being inspected and quarantined as one person has now been taken into customer devment frankly we don't know what happened on board this plane, whether it was an issue with the pilots or at least one passenger. we don't know if t
in america today has climbed by almost 4 million during the same time. one out of every seven american workers today, without a job and asking if washington has any clue what is happening back on main street. this is like a buildup to the super bowl, this is a 12-hour pregame. martha: it is, and as you talked about, there are serious consequences. bill: i'm bill hemmer. martha: good morning, i'm martha maccallum, it is hard to imagine the stakes being any higher for the president tonight, and if you want evidence of where we stand, here it is, a fox news opinion poll shows if the election were held today, more americans would vote for, quote, someone else other than the president, 47 percent would cast their vote for another candidate, 43 percent would back the president if voting today, a president whose popularity was called transformational, it crossed so many boundaries just a year ago when he started that presidency. bill over the next two hours, we have a great lineup, first, judd gregg, ranking member of the senate budget committee, welcome back, senator, good morning to you. >>
in the context of slavery. clearlysy out of touch, not only are where america and its district are but how african-americans feel about this issue. >> and you can believe this is not going away any time soon, bill. bill: he's taking heat, we know that. who's stepping town defend them? >> chief among them of course is president obama, he has said i accept the apology, he noted work that reid has done on behalf of civil rights and how he has an staunch advocate on those particular issues. the president said it's a closed book, the congressional black caulks and other organizations are stepping up to defend reid and tim cain, governor of virginia and heads up the democratic national committee, here's what he says. >> the president made very plain in his discussions that he considers senator reid a great battler for equality and social justice, and considers the book closed. so i don't think this is an issue that's going to affect his leadership at all. in fact he's doing some very heavy lifting, wonderful lifting now to get this health care bill over the goal line. >> and bill t. definitely l
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